Digital Television
DTV - HDTV Channel List

San Francisco Bay Area
(within 100 miles of San Francisco)
Listed by Transmitter Channel

The only analog stations remaining are low power and translator stations.  They are not listed here.

See "Notes" below for an explanation of the header information.   

City of
and Notes
2.145.1KFTYBetter Life TVMiddletownMt. St. Helena32946 L -
2.245.2 Better Life Health     
2.345.3 Better Life DCTV     
2.445.4 Better Life Spanish     
2.545.5 GOD TV     
2.645.6 Daystar
2.745.7 AUN     
2.845.8 North Bay TV     North Bay TV
2.145.1K02QXBetter Life TVSan JoseMt. Chual32438 L -
2.245.2 Better Life Health     
2.345.3 Better Life DCTV     
2.445.4 Better Life Spanish     
2.545.5 GOD TV     
2.645.6 Daystar
2.745.7 AUN     
2.845.8 North Bay TV     North Bay TV
3.133.1KCSOTelemundoSacramentoS of San Andreas31955 H - L
3.13.1K03HYBetter Life TVSan FranciscoNob Hill3548 L - T -
3.23.2 Better Life Health     
3.33.3 Better Life DCTV     
3.43.4 Better Life Spanish     
3.53.5 GOD TV     
3.63.6 Daystar
3.73.7 AUN     
3.83.8 North Bay TV     North Bay TV
3.13.1K03ICBetter Life TVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa3869 L -
3.23.2 Better Life Health     
3.33.3 Better Life DCTV     
3.43.4 Better Life Spanish     
3.53.5 GOD TV     
3.63.6 Daystar
3.73.7 AUN     
3.83.8 North Bay TV     North Bay TV
4.138.1K04QRShoppingEspartoSE of Folsom0.3482 L
4.112.1KTVJBetter Life TVSan RafaelMt. Tamalpais32178 L -
4.212.2 Better Life Health     
4.312.3 Better Life DCTV     
4.412.4 Better Life Spanish     
4.512.5 GOD TV     
4.612.6 Daystar
4.712.7 AUN     
4.812.8 North Bay TV     North Bay TV
7.111.1K07ZK?MontereySE of Monterey0.1105 L
7.37.1KGOABCSan FranciscoSutro Tower23.81703 H - T -
7.47.2 Live Well HD     H
7.57.3 LAFF     
8.18.1KSBWNBCSalinasFremont Peak20.62493 H -
8.28.2 ABC     H
8.152.1KDTSDaystarSan FranciscoMt. Diablo0.222835 L - H -
9.16.1KVIEPBSSacramentoWalnut Grove331958 H - M -
9.26.2 PBS Create     
9.36.3 PBS World     
9.46.4 V-me     
10.110.1KXTVABCSacramentoWalnut Grove28.62008 H - T -
10.210.2 Justice Network   
12.311.1KNTVNBCSan JoseMt. San Bruno103.11236 H - M -
12.411.2 Cozi-TV     
12.548.3 KNTV-NBC     H
13.135.1KCBAFOXSalinasFremont Peak19.752362 H
14.142.1KTNCEstrellaTVConcordMt. Diablo403156 H - EstrellaTV
14.242.2 The Works      The Works
14.342.3 Color Bars     
15.123.1KBSVArmenianCeresMt. Oso.4211788 
15.115.1K15CUCozi TVSalinasFremont Peak5.742267 L
18.119.1KUVSUnivisionModestoS of San Andreas5001821 H
18.264.2 KTFK-UniMas    H
18.319.3 Bounce TV    
18.419.4 Escape TV    
19.119.1KMBYMundoFOXTempletonMt. Toro15687 L
19.219.2 Estrella TV    EstrellaTV
19.319.3 Daystar
19.419.4 For Lease     
19.320.1KOFYIndependentSan FranciscoSutro Tower5681601 H
19.520.2 ME-TV     
19.620.3 VietV1     
19.720.4 VietV2     
20.120.1KSCZReligionGreenfieldFremont Peak.72165 L
20.127.1K20JX3ABNSacramentoSW of Lincoln4.7259 L
20.227.2 AmazingFacts     
20.327.3 3ABNProclaim     
20.427.4 3ABNLatino     
20.127.1KEXTTokyo TVModestoMt. Allison3.61916 L - S
21.131.1KMAXCWSacramentoWalnut Grove10002014 H
22.122.1KLFB3ABNSalinasMt. Toro3.492651 L
22.222.2 3ABNLatino     
22.322.3 Dare To Dream     
22.422.4 3ABN-Same as 22.1     
23.122.1KRCBPBSCotatiSonoma Mtn.2992068 H
23.222.2 PBS Create     
23.322.3 NHK World     H
23.123.1KEZTUnivisionSacramentoDowntown Sacto4.5279 H - L
23.223.2 UniMas     H
23.323.3 Bounce     
23.423.4 Escape TV     
25.113.1KOVRCBSStocktonWalnut Grove10002021 H -
25.213.2 Decades     
25.125.1KQETPBS-HDWatsonvilleFremont Peak81.12292 H
25.225.2 KTEH-SD-PBS     
25.325.3 V-me     
26.127.1KUKRBetter Life TVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa2879 L -
26.227.2 Better Life Health     
26.327.3 Better Life DCTV     
26.427.4 Better Life Spanish     
26.527.5 GOD TV     
26.627.6 Daystar
26.727.7 AUN     
26.827.8 North Bay TV     North Bay TV
26.164.1KTFKUniMasStocktonWalnut Grove8501952 H
26.219.2 KUVS-Univision     H
26.364.3 Get TV     
26.464.4 Grit TV     
27.127.1KYMBME-TVMontereySE of Monterey8.41290 L
27.227.2 MGM-This     
27.327.3 QVC     
27.427.4 ZUUS Country     
27.427.4 ZUUS Latino     
27.18.1KBTVCrossings/LiquidationSacramentoDowntown Sac'to15285 L - T
27.28.2 ONTV4U     
27.38.3 Son Life     
27.58.5 Retro TV      
27.68.6 HOT-History Of TV     
27.78.7 REV'N     
27.126.1KTSFIndependentSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno8581323 
27.226.2 Diya TV     
27.326.3 MOC     
27.426.4 ICN-Chinese    ICN
27.526.5 VietToday TV     
27.626.6 YSTV     
28.128.1KKPMBetter Life TVChicoSutter Butttes152142 L -
28.228.2 Better Life Health     
28.328.3 Better Life DCTV     
28.428.4 Better Life Spanish     
28.528.5 GOD TV     
28.628.6 Daystar
28.728.7 AUN     
28.828.8 North Bay TV     North Bay TV
28.128.1KFTLCreation TVSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno151243 L
28.228.2 HomeShopping     
28.328.3 CMC-TV     
28.428.4 Chinese     
28.1028.10 Sony SAB     
28.1528.15 ZUUS Country     
28.128.1KDTVUnivisionSanta RosaN of Calistoga3.72697 L
28.228.2 KFSF-UniMas     
28.328.3 Get TV     
28.428.4 Escape TV     
28.328.3KMMWTelemundoStocktonS of San Andreas151831 H - L
29.15.1KPIXCBSSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - T -
29.25.2 Decades     
30.19.1KQEDPBS-HDSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H -
30.29.2 KQEH-SD-PBSSan Jose    
30.39.3 PBS World     
31.167.1KSMSUnivisionMontereyFremont Peak10002299 
31.267.2 UniMas     
31.367.3 LATV     
31.115.1KMUMTelemundoSacramentoNW of Rio Linda15410 H - L
32.146.1KIONCBSMontereyMt. Toro462487 H
32.246.2 CW     
32.323.1 KMUV     
32.350.1KEMOAztecaSanta RosaMt. St. Helena503051 H - T
32.450.2 Azteca     
32.350.1KEMOAztecaSanta RosaSutro Tower2001549 H - T
32.450.2 Azteca     
33.133.1KDJTUnivisionSalinas-MontereyFremont Peak8.972431 L
33.233.2 LATV     
33.332.1KMTPNews-ArtsSan FranciscoSutro Tower4801696 
33.432.2 Blank screen     
33.532.4 Blank screen     
33.632.5 ARTS     
33.732.6 KPOP-Music     
34.134.1KACADaystarModestoW of Ripon10440 L - H
34.166.1KFSFUniMasVallejoSutro Tower3701634 H
34.266.2 KDTV-Univision     H
34.366.3 Bounce TV     
34.466.4 Grit TV     
35.13.1KCRANBCSacramentoWalnut Grove10001900 H - M -
35.23.2 MeTV     
35.17.1KGOABCSan JoseMt. Allison12.11959 H - L - T -
35.27.2 Live Well HD     H - L
35.37.3 LAFF     L
36.336.1KICUIndependentSan JoseMonument Pk7402251 H - M
36.436.2 KEMS-Korean    KEMS
36.536.3 CCTV     
36.636.4 Heros&Icons     
38.138.1K38JPES NE MexicanSalinasMt. Toro152254 L
38.238.2 ?     
38.338.3 Monterey Education     H
38.34.2KRONChinese Sky Link TVSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H -
38.44.1 MyNetworkTV     
38.54.3 Antenna TV     
39.139.1KMMD3ABN-LatinoSalinasMt. Toro152418 L
39.138.1KCNSMundoMaxSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H
39.238.2 Sino TV     
39.338.3 KTNC-EstrellaTV    EstrellaTV
39.438.4 Comet TV     
39.538.5 NTD-TV     
39.638.6 The Works      The Works
40.140.1KTXLFOXSacramentoWalnut Grove10001972 H
40.240.2 Antenna TV     
40.340.3 MGM - This     
40.340.1KMMC3ABN-LatinoSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno141283 L
41.365.1KKPXIonSan JoseMt. San Bruno10001371 H - M
41.465.2 Qubo     
41.565.3 Ion Life     
41.665.4 Shop TV     
41.765.5 HomeShopping     
41.865.6 QVC     
42.151.1KMSXReligionSacramentoW of N. Highlands15449 L
42.11.1KAXTWhat's OnSanta Clara-San JoseMt. Allison151916 L - V -
42.21.2 Retro TV     
42.31.3 QVC     
42.41.4 VietBay     
42.51.5 Que Huong     
42.61.6 Net Viet     
42.71.7 VietOp     
42.81.8 Creation TV     
42.91.9 U Channel     
42.101.10 Tiempos Finales     
42.111.11 Jewelry TV     
42.121.12 Net V MyVan     
42.131.13 Brioso Classical     Audio only
43.360.1KCSMEducationalSan MateoSutro Tower5001678 H
43.460.2 France 24     
43.560.3 Jazz TV     
44.32.1KTVUFOXOaklandSutro Tower10001680 H - M -
44.42.2 LATV     
44.52.3 Movies!     
44.62.4 Buzzr     
45.144.1KBCWCWSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001611 H
46.143.1K46LGAztecaMontereyFremont Peak152247 L
46.243.2 Azteca     
46.343.3 Jewelry TV     
46.443.4 Azteca     
46.158.1KQCAMyNetTVStocktonWalnut Grove6001903 H
46.258.2 Movies!     
46.358.3 EstrellaTV     H - EstrellaTV
47.168.1KTLNTLNNovatoBurdell Mtn.10001319 
47.268.2 Queue TV     
47.368.3 SBN     
47.468.4 Jewelry TV     
48.129.1KSPXIonSacramentoWalnut Grove10001604 H
48.229.2 Qubo     
48.329.3 Ion Life     
48.429.4 Shop TV     
48.529.5 QVC     
48.629.6 HomeShopping     
48.729.7 Telemundo     
48.32.1KTVUFOXSan JoseMonument Pk3.52100 H - L -
48.42.2 LATV     
48.52.3 Movies!     
48.62.4 Buzzr     
49.149.1KSAOCoastal TVSacramentoSE of Folsom10.3344 L
49.249.2 Vietnam Broadcasting     
49.349.3 Shopping     
49.449.4 Shopping-Spanish     
49.549.5 Antique Shopping     
49.649.6 Channel for lease     
49.348.1KSTSTelemundoSan JoseMt. Allison2572257 H - M
49.448.2 TeleX     
49.511.3 KSTS-Telemundo     H
49.149.1K49KSNorth Bay TVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa1341 H - L
49.249.2 Vision Mundial     
50.154.1KQEHKQEH-SD-PBSSan JoseMonument Pk3102172 
50.254.2 KQED-SD-PBS     
50.354.3 PBS Life     
50.454.4 PBS Kids     
50.554.5 V-me     
51.114.1KDTVUnivisionSan FranciscoMt. Allison4762300 H -
51.214.2 KFSF-UniMas     H
51.314.3 Get TV     
51.314.3 Escape TV     
Stations with construction permits that are not yet on the air:
City of
and Notes
2.1 ?K02QPReligionKeyesTurlock0.3220 L - N
5.145.1K05NABetter Life TVMontereySW of Leguna Seca1515 L - N
5.245.2 Better Life Health     
5.345.3 Better Life     
5.445.4 Better Life Spanish     
5.545.5 GOD TV     
5.645.6 Daystar
5.745.7 AUN     
5.845.8 North Bay TV     North Bay TV
6.1 ?K06QLReligionCeresDowntown Turlock0.3220 L - N
6.1 ?K06QMReligionHealdsburgNW of Cloverdale0.3338 L - N
11.1 ?K11WPReligionCloverdaleNW of Cloverdale0.3361 L - N
11.12.1KOTRMyNetTVSanta CruzLoma Prieta Mt.1.852726 L - N
13.1 ?KZHDReligionCloverdaleNW of Cloverdale0.3361 L - N
21.123.1KMUVMTV-TR3SMontereyFremont Peak4.52333 L - N
23.1 ?K23LK?ModestoTurlock15282 L - N
24.1 ?KRJRWord of GodSacramentoWalnut Grove151596 L - N
27.1 ?KEXTTeleFuturaModestoMt. Oso151214 L - N
32.1 ?KFKK?StocktonSE of Hughson5272 L - N
34.1 ?K34LR?SalinasS of Salinas52533 L - N
36.110.1KXTVABCSacramentoSacramento15289 H - L - N - T
42.1 ?KBKF?Glen ArborSanta Cruz Mt.151883 L - N
42.15.1KPIXKPIXNapaMt. Vaca1.282044 H - L - N - T
43.143.1KMCEAztecaMontereyFremont Peak152247 L - N
43.243.2 Azteca     
43.343.3 Jewelry TV     
43.443.4 Azteca     
44.1 ?K44KR?SalinasS of Salinas152533 L - N
48.1 ?KDASDaystarSan RafaelMt. Tamalpais152274 L - N


"Transmitter Channel" is the channel number the station actually transmits on.

"Virtual Channel" is the channel to which the signal is aliased.  A signal transmitted by the station causes this number to be used on viewers' sets.  Stations are required by the FCC to use their former analog channel number as their Virtual Channel since viewers are familiar with that numbering system and station identification.  The virtual channel is marked with a question mark for those stations not yet on the air.  See the Virtual Channel Listing for a station list by virtual channel number.

Several sub-channels (programs) can be transmitted on each digital television channel. To distinguish a station's sub-channels, decimals or dashes are added after the channel number - for example 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3, or 7-1, 7-2 and 7-3. Most tuners will not show any digital signals at all until you've had the tuner do a "scan", and if a station has made changes in its lineup, these tuners will not show those changes until you scan again.

Most tuners only show stations on their virtual channels, but some tuners show stations on their actual transmitted channels as well. A few tuners show stations only on their transmitted channels. This is why we show both channels in our list. (Note, too, that knowing transmitted channels is important when you select antennas, coax, and preamplifiers, since virtual channels are meaningless when you design your antenna and signal distribution systems.)

All tuners will show all of a station's sub-channels if you receive the station well enough to receive any one of its sub-channels, but on the transmitted channel, some tuners may not show sub-channels on the same sub-channel numbers (such as .1, .2, or .3) that appear on the virtual channel and which appear in our list. Some stations do not begin their sub-channels with .1 on their transmitted channel, so you may find nothing on .1 or .2 and find sub-channels on .3 and above. Therefore, if you are watching a transmitter channel, and the sub-channels don't match our list, tune through all of the sub-channels to find the program you want.

The television band now only consists of channels 2 through 51. The frequencies above channel 51 have been auctioned off for public service, cell phone and other services.
Channels 2 through 13 are VHF.
Channels 14 through 51 are UHF.

VHF signals propagate more readily than UHF signals, so VHF stations need to transmit with less power to cover the same area.

The actual frequencies of the various channels can be seen on the CSG Network Television Frequency Table.

Clicking on the call letters of a station in the list above will take you to that station's records on the Federal Communications Commission site.

ERP = Effective Radiated Power
HAAT = Height Above Average Terrain
H - Transmits in High Definition (HDTV)
L - Low Power or Translator Station
M - Transmits mobile DTV, or will be soon
N - Not Yet On The Air
S - Secondary Transmitter - Distributed Transmission System
T - See notes below for special information for this station
V - KAXT has FCC okay to use channel 1 for its virtual channel
Major San Francisco sites are in red.
Major Sacramento site is in green.

3-K03HY is changing transmitter location to Nob Hill in San Francisco.
5-KPIX has a construction permit for a 1.28 kW translator on channel 42 at Mt. Vaca and an on-channel (channel 29) translator for Mt. San Bruno.
7-KGO has a construction permit for on-channel (channel 7) translator for Mt. San Bruno.
10-KXTV has a construction permit for a translator on channel 36 located at their studio in Sacramento.
32-KEMO has a Distributed Transmission System second transmitter on Sutro Tower.
36-KXTV has a construction permit for a translator on channel 36 located at their studio in Sacramento.
42-KPIX has a construction permit for a 1.28 kW translator on channel 42 at Mt. Vaca and an on-channel (channel 29) translator for Mt. San Bruno.
50-KEMO has a Distributed Transmission System second transmitter on Sutro Tower.


Transmitter Channels 7-13:
Prohibited on same channel: 0-170 mi
Prohibited on adjacent channel: 14.29-68.35 mi

Transmitter Channels 14-51:
Prohibited on same channel: 0-139 mi
Prohibited on adjacent channel: 14.91-68.35 mi
Note on spacing requirements:
The "doughnut" shaped exclusion zone for adjacent channels recognizes
that adjacent stations only present a problem when there is a strong
station right next to a weak station you want to watch.

The source for most of this information is the FCC web site.

Data on this page was compiled by:
   Larry Kenney, WB9LOZ, Retired engineer, KGO/ABC
   Bill Choisser, K9AT, Registered Professional Engineer, California

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These charts will be updated as required.
Last updated on November 17, 2015.

Accuracy is not guaranteed but is correct to the best of our knowledge.

Larry Kenney
Corrections are welcome

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